Betsy Mack is the director of corporate social responsibility for the Charlotte Hornets, the NBA team in Charlotte, N.C., and head of the Charlotte Hornets Foundation. It's her job to build strong ties with the Charlotte community, but it's also her passion.
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For all the stereotypes surrounding Silicon Valley, there is one that reaches far beyond those companies situated in California’s tech corridor: the tech community is bad at giving back.
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Speaking at a Techweek’s Growth Summit, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel aptly summed up the Chicago tech scene saying, “Silicon Valley and New York City have technology industries, in Chicago we have a tech community.” There is no better example of Chicago’s community than the Techweek Gives campaign sponsored by Walker Sands Communications and DLA Piper. Over the course of 90 days, 37 tech companies came together to raise $1.6 million dollars and volunteer over 11,000 hours.
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Techweek Gives is coming to an end, but the opportunities to support your community don’t have to. We had a number of generous competitors this year who donated their time, money and goods to organizations in need – and the giving shouldn’t stop there. Here are three easy ways to continue giving year-round:
Photo Courtesy of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois from their Lumity One Day Innovation Challenge.
As we close out our last week in the Techweek Gives campaign, we are taking a moment to truly reflect on all the amazing moments, service projects and community that this 90 days of giving brought to our tech ecosystem here in Chicago. We are particularly grateful to have had the opportunity to connect with so many organizations and companies who are committed to doing so much good locally, not just over 90 days, but truly every single day to make our city better.